Saphrinka, on 22 June 2010 - 07:07 PM, said:
You, my friend, have obviously never been to an animal shelter. You oughta see the names that get cooked up for the critters in those places. (My younger cat was one of them. Her shelter name was Abercrombie. Her present name? Kahlua.) I even named a litter of four kittens after the Beatles - with full names attached.
I actually think these names are pretty simple, considering the complex ones I've seen.
You should see some of the ones we give to the animals that come through the vet clinic I work for. The best so far: Piawaket!!! I haven't got a clue what book the name came from (doc was reading it at the time), but he's "the devil's cat." Trust me, this cat looks the part with his crooked tail and squinty eyes (he lives with me now) and I wuvs him, even if he is a little evil...
lol we've also had napolian, ditto, and we just named one Sandy, cuz when she came to us she was covered in grease (we had NO idea she was white) and grease is derived of sand.
If you call them all fido and fifi, it gets boring after a while, and you know the people who adopt it are going to call it whatever they want to anyway, so why not give it something truly creative for a little while?
or... you get the people who give the MOST interesting names I've EVER heard. One cat's name is Spaghetti Dirt. (yes, I'm dead serious). Then you've got dawg, or diogi (pronounced dee, oh, gee) and the millions of "baby kitty"s. I had one come in the other day with the name "bukkiss" (say it quickly now)
btw: I can't vote... I get the same error message mentioned earlier...